Tesla makes cuts in Autopilot unit

According to Bloomberg, Tesla has made cuts in its Autopilot unit, laying off nearly 200 employees and shutting down the San Mateo, California office where they worked.

Teams at the San Mateo office were tasked with evaluating customer vehicle data related to the Autopilot driver-assistance features and performing data labeling. Most of the workers were data annotation specialists, all of which are hourly positions.

In a recent interview, CEO Elon Musk said that about 10% of salaried employees would lose their jobs over the next three months. However, the overall reduction in headcount would be around 3.5% as hourly staff numbers are expected to grow.